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Level Change Podcast 16: Dismal UFC 236 purses, Big Baby fails drug test, Bellator signs Smith

Episode 16 discussion: UFC 236 had terrible salaries, Jarrell Miller fails drug test ahead of mega fight with Anthony Joshua, Leslie Smith signs with Bellator, more.

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Welcome to the Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander and Victor Rodriguez, featuring the news of the week, fight card breakdowns and analysis, a roundup of regional promotions’ cards and fights, and whatever else we decide is important enough or entertaining enough to bring to your ears.

Here is a summary of the topics discussed, complete with the time stamps for when each interview or special segment begins. As always, we hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Episode 16

UFC 236 salaries… not good! - 2:09

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller fails drug test, costs himself $6 million payday vs. Anthony Joshua - 15:06

Leslie Smith signs with Bellator - 22:40

Angela Magana recovering after slipping into coma following complications from surgery - 32:07

UFC 236 Recap - 36:15

Victor: Millender, Reis, OSP, Grant, Rountree, Adesanya, Holloway (3-4)

Stephie: Millender, Pantoja, OSP, Grant, Rountree, Adesanya, Holloway (4-3)

Mookie: Muhammad, Pantoja, OSP, Grant, Rountree, Adesanya, Holloway (5-2)


Victor: 47-32-1 NC

Stephie: 45-34-1 NC

Mookie: 45-34-1 NC


Horiguchi/Nguyen - 46:03


Crawford vs. Khan - 48:55

UFC St. Petersburg predictions:

Tybura/Abdurakhimov - 50:09

Modafferi/Shevchenko - 52:20

Makhachev/Tsarukyan - 57:40

Overeem/Oleinik - 1:00:01

Contest winner: 1:04:17


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